If there's one role that actress Chitrangada Singh wants to enact on screen, it is Umrao Jaan, played by Rekha in Muzaffar Ali's 1981 directorial venture.
"Everytime I am asked this (a female-centric role that I'd like to play), I always say Rekhaji in 'Umrao Jaan'. I think she played a woman of her time... 'Nautch' girls were the feminists of that time, I think they were the strongest women who went forward trying to compete with men in a lot of other things," the 36-year-old said here in an interview.
From banking to journalism to acting and now writing, Neha Desai has tried many things, but one thing that she doesn't believe in is live-in relationships.
"The relationship between a man and a woman is sacred. If people believe in their relationship, then they must be together. I don't believe in live-in relationships," the actress, who is writing a fiction novel on romance and relationship, told IANS.
From acting to producing films to doing theatre, he has done it all with aplomb. But Paresh Rawal is not inclined to direct a film and says he is happy being an actor.
"I am happy as an actor, I won't turn director. I am not cut out for direction in my mindset," Paresh told IANS.
He has been involved in the production of TV shows like "Teen Bahuraaniyaan" and "Laagi Tuzhse Lagan". Recently, he ventured into film production with "Oh My God", based on his Gujarati play.
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma continues his love-hate relationship with Karan Johar with his tongue-in-cheek comment on the latter's forthcoming film "Student Of The Year" (SOTY).
Varma, who has often made snide comments on Johar's cinema, took to Twitter to share his feedback on the trailers of SOTY, which marks the acting debut of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Malhotra.
In his long career, Satish Kaushik has played it all, but never before has he played a rapist. In Nagesh Kukunooor's "Laxmi", about human trafficking, he is cast as a slimeball who rapes and forces a 20-year-old girl into prostitution.
The victim is played by Monali Thakur who was one of the finalists on season two of "Indian Idol". She later gained popularity as a playback singer when she sang "Zara zara touch me" for Katrina Kaif in Abbas-Mustan's "Race".